Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Blend of Krisopolis (a new beer, that will be available in the future, fermented in barrels for 2 years, then Morello cherries are added to it), with a part of Ultima Luna (Barley Wine matured in Amarone barrels, with Marasca Morello cherries) and a part of young beer.

First brewed in 2009 and bottled in 2011.
Video description from the brewers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9y_XLVTej4

wedgie9's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (1946) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2014
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 2011 Vintage, Bottle #0609
Tasted on 3/31/14 from a capped 375mL bottle purchased at Bruisin’ Ales, this was not a cheap one. Pours a bright, almost cranberry juice colored amber, letting just a tinge of light through, with a thin tan head that slowly recedes to very thin lace before completely disappearing. The nose is a very matured sour red wine vinegar with plenty of vanilla and cinnamon oak, vinous fruity sour cherry, there is some caramel malt to this, super complex with a touch of dried fruit oxidation (this really does remind me of an Amarone). The flavor is a bit sweeter, focused on the ripe cherry, caramel malt, dried fruit, vanilla and cinnamon oak, with the red wine vinegar, and some lemon citrus sour notes providing the mid-palate and then the sweeter dried Amarone notes returning on the back of the palate. The body is nearly full with lightly faint carbonation, a lot of oaky tannin, and a long complex finish that hits all of the nutty oxidation, sour, and sweet notes from the nose and the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (700) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 15, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 37.5cl estampillée 2010 #2440 au Sherwood Pub (Nicorvo), couleur rubis, effervescence et mousse moyenne. Une bière avec une grosse attaque sur le fruit rouge acide type groseille et continuité sur la vanille et le sureau, une tuerie !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xebbe (34) - - SEP 4, 2014
Lagrad 3 år på flaska. Man känner rödvins toner. Känner en sötma innan den sura smaken kommer på slutet. Känns nästan som fizzy pops. Ska definitivt köpa nån till och lagra i fler år. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (555) - Genova, ITALY - AUG 20, 2014
Bottiglia 33cl comprata da spirito di vino e bevuta a casa. Ambrata scura senza schiuma. Liscia, acetica con punte di frutta rossa. Legnosa ed astringente ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3135) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle thnx to beerlover_ben Pours unclear redbrown good white head . Smell is fleshy , oak , flemish old red style but less sweet . . Taste is intense , oak , cherry , sour , funk , fleshy . Pretty intense and very nixe

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1376) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2014
Pours muddy red brown no head Aromas of cherries, bicarbonate, rosehips, sour grapes Taste has sour fruits, bretta, cherries, rosehips Well balanced sourness with low carbonation and nice fruity ending

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1382) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
Appearance: A foggy chestnut colored beer. A low off-white head with no lacing and some curtains.
Overall: Flat, thin, sour, fruity, vinous. Good with cheese.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-07-12.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Murky copper/amber, faint head. Acetic oaky cherry aroma. Acetic with underlying malt sweetness. Full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Oak, cherries, honey, vinegar and white pepper. Warming acetic finish. Intense and concentrated, multi layered and quite delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2159) - SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
@Basunen: riktigt trevlig doft av syrliga körsbär. Smaken är likadan. Mycket trevlig frukt och god syrlighet. Fin balans. Gott gott. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (2188) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Sour ale indeed. The taste of cherries and wine aging is nice, but the sourness destroys anything in its way, too much and unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3295) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
Poured a murky reddish brown with no head. Aroma of sour, tart berries. Medium body, flavour is very dry, bitter and sweet.

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